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Spielberg Conquers Kubrick's "Napoleon"

With big-budget film-makers comparing themselves to military generals in charge of thousands of people working on a single campaign, "Lincoln" director Steven Spielberg continues developing late director Stanley Kubrick's anti-war "Napoleon" project as a TV mini-series.

"I’ve been developing Stanley Kubrick’s screenplay," Spielberg said in a recent interview, "for a miniseries not for a motion picture — about the life of Napoleon. Kubrick wrote the script in 1961, a long time ago."

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. His legal reform, the 'Napoleonic Code', has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best remembered for his role in the wars led against France by a series of coalitions, the so-called 'Napoleonic Wars'.

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